Neumann Institute for Franciscan Studies
The links listed below may be of assistance to anyone seeking a deeper understanding of who we are as a Catholic University in the Franciscan tradition. The resources may also provide valuable materials for faculty members who wish to integrate the Catholic and Franciscan tradition into courses. Many of the websites include online publications. Please observe appropriate copyright guidelines when sharing and/or duplicating articles.
Please contact the Neumann Institute for Franciscan Studies for assistance in integrating into courses any aspect of the Catholic Franciscan tradition. The Francis and Clare Library contains many excellent resources. Other titles can be purchased as needed.
Anyone who wishes a basic introduction to Francis and Clare of Assisi will find numerous books in the Francis and Clare Library. A recent book entitled Francis of Assisi: Performing the Gospel Life by Lawrence Cunningham (2004) includes a helpful commentary on books related to Francis and Clare and their followers.
** Resource links are provided for the user's convenience. By providing these links, the Neumann Institute does not necessarily endorse these web sites, their content, or their sponsoring organizations.
On the Catholic Tradition
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
From Franciscan Media
On the Franciscan Tradition
From the Commission on the Retrieval of the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition
Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities
Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia
On Social Justice, Care of Creation, and Peacemaking
Catholic Social Teaching
Catholic Relief Services
A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
Education for Peace and Justice (contact Neumann Library or Neumann Institute for Franciscan Studies to obtain password)
Franciscan Action Network
Annotated bibliography of websites related to Peacemaking
Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (This website will lead to many other excellent resources and links)
Catholic Climate Covenant
Annotated bibliography of websites related to Prayer
On Spirituality and the College Student
From the Higher Education Research Center of UCLA
On Service Learning
National Youth Leadership Council
From Miami Dade College
Information on Lay Involvement in the Franciscan Mission
Franciscan Volunteers . . . No Risk, No Gain
The Saint Katharine Drexel Region of the Secular Franciscan Order
Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia Companions Program